Dental Veneers in Preston

Family dental treatments

What are Veneers?

Veneers are ultra-thin layers of ceramic material made to fit over the front of your teeth in order to change their appearance. Veneers can be used to change the shape, alignment and colour of your teeth to improve your smile.

Are Veneers for me?

Veneers can be a brilliant option for patients looking to reinvigorate their smiles and improve the overall appearance of their teeth. Veneers can be used to make chipped teeth look whole again, close small gaps where orthodontics aren’t suitable and bring teeth into line with others if slightly out of position. Our dentists will examine your teeth and advise whether veneers would give you the result you desire. If veneers aren’t suitable for you, they will be able to advise you on alternative treatments such as teeth whitening or orthodontic work.

Are there any disadvantages to having veneers?

Although veneers are a fantastic treatment option, veneers are not always the best treatment for all patients and there are limitations as to what can be achieved. Depending on the current condition of your teeth, it may be necessary to prepare your teeth prior to having Veneers fitted. This may involve removing a small layer of the tooth so that the Veneer can be permanently attached to the underlying tooth. Sometimes it is necessary to numb the teeth prior to preparing them for Veneers.

How long will they last?

Ceramic veneers are a long-term treatment, meaning that we would expect them to last for numerous years. Dentists often advise their patients that they may need to have their veneers replaced every 10-15years, however, they can often last far longer than this.